What To Do When The Radical Self-Love Angel Comes Knocking!

My Heart Is Fragile

Does the Universe ever surprise you?

Sneak up on you like it’s been watching and waiting? Well it did for me this week.

Last Friday I completed my chapter for a book on Self Love and emailed it off. I felt good about what I had written. I then planned to write my weekly blog post, when my body started to ache!

So an early night with a lemon, honey, ginger and garlic concoction that usually knocks out bugs for me. Saturday morning the bugs had not left they had multiplied! I now had headaches, sinus pain and a cough.

I posted on facebook asking for love and healing and then I rested thinking this would pass in a day or so. The sinus subsided and the headaches left, great I thought. Then I had a crazy sneezing fit and I felt something in my back shift! The coughing increased, the body started to sweat, I couldn’t keep food down and the back pain started.

Then there was an OH NO moment! This was not a good feeling.  My mind checked in remembering this pain back from last year when I discovered I had crush fractures, and thought maybe I had had another crushed vertabra

I then started doing more mediation and visualizing  myself being healed. Well I am good at healing myself!

On Monday I wrote the words below for the Monday Heart Whisper and headed to Aweber to put the whisper together. I discovered last week”s Shining Your True Colours, Heart Whisper still waiting to be scheduled, I did thank the universe and put this one aside to send out later.

Then on Thursday after a visit to the doctor and being told I had a lung infection,  borderline pneumonia, the words I had written on Monday came back to remind me. Maybe I hadn’t been loving me enough?

My fragile heart is whispering rest,

Listen to your body.

The wisdom will come

When you slow down and rest!

There was good news! The intense back pain was caused by the lung infection so that made me smile because that meant it would pass soon.  it also was reassurung that my bone growing program was working.

Being told this was a 2-3 week recovery time stopped me,  I said: “Well I am being really tested with patience and acceptance!” and the doctor said with a smile “I wonder what you have done in a past life?”

Something to maybe meditate on as there is another lesson here for me or as my friend Heather said the other night “See this as an opportunity!”

Heather then looked up You Can Heal Your Life to see what Louise Hay had to say:

On the lung:  The ability to take in life.

Why do I take in life in perfect balance?

On lung problems: Fear of taking in life, Grief, Not worthy of living fully! Depression.

Why do I have the capacity to take in the fullness of life?

Why do I lovingly live life to the fullest?

Then I turned the affirmations into afformations. I am going to do some journaling on grief, as some emotions arose that need to be released. I know I am not depressed, frustrated yes!. I am going to do some heart whisper conversations to see where I may have a fear of not living life fully. I know in 2014 I am going to shine, best to uncover any underlying fear early!

8 Radical Self Love Tips

I mentioned in the video that I maybe needed to introduce some new self care practices. What I am doing currently as part of this healing adventure is:

heart Daily Meditation, first thing in the morning, at the beach and then maybe another 10 minutes later in the day. This was one of the messages I was given when I first got this bug. More meditation.

heart  Rest and that means for me now and afternoon sleep and lying down when I feel tired too

heart  EFT and Hoóponopono- I slipped up on my daily practice! It does foster self-love.

heart  Stay hydrated, lots of filtered water which I have lemon with to keep body alkalized. They say disease cannot live in an alkaline body- My body is alkaline so it mustn’t have got that message this week!

heart Laugh and watch funny movies. I have a tendency to get a bit “poor me”as part of me feels I have been through enough in past 2 years or so:) Laughter is said to be the best medicine. I am building a playlist on yo tube. Please share any movies or clips that you love and find helpful. Laughter Yoga looks great

heart Visualize being well and full of energy. When I wake up  I am taking time to visualize my day and seeing my lungs clear, i might visualize the healthy food I will eat that will feel my body and make my cells happy, the healing abundance of the seas, the healing and love I receive from around the world, connecting on skype and more.

heart Say YES TO YOU. This week Tess Marshall asked on her Thrive course: On a scale of 1-10 how difficult is it for you to say no? 1 is “impossible” and 10 is “it’s simple.” I wrote this: I have got much better at saying no. What came up for me while I was reading today’s words was okay Suzie now you are getting better at saying no most times to others, but what about stopping saying no to you when what you should be doing is saying yes to you! Very enlightening! I am really listening to the thoughts I think and the words I speak!

heart Exercise: something that is easy to let go of when you don’t feel well. The body still needs to move. What I am doing is having a shorter beach walk each day ( 10-15 mins), swimming in the sea as I believe those ions help to heal and breathing. We often forget about breathing and the cleansing power of the breath. I am taking  3-4 short breaks of standing and “belly’ breathing as this helps healing and opening my congested airways.

What Do You Do  When Your Radical Self-Love Angel Comes Knocking! (TweetThis please)

“As you notice your whole being, your entirety, your wise inner nature, there are messages there for you. Quietly give permission for your wholeness, your entirety, to share its deepest wisdom.”
― Janet Gallagher Nestor

Live with love, smile often and be forever grateful

 Listening to the whispers of your heart brings ♥More Joy ♥ More Love ♥ More Abundance ♥

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Suzie Cheel is the author of the forthcoming book "Lucky to Be Alive​: My Dialysis Moment: How I Learned the Healing Power of Self-Love." An intuitive artist, the Love You Now coach, Certified LOA Facilitator, Vision Board coach, inspirational speaker and healer. Suzie has a gift for showing people how to cut through their disempowering mind chatter and listen to the whispers of their heart, where true wisdom is found. Suzie's passion is helping you connect to the loving messages inside so you can truly Love YOU and she does this through her art which empowers through love and creates change, her words and her coaching. http://suziecheel.com Connect with Suzie on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.


    • says

      Hi Jacqui,
      Yes it is crazy/weird. Somehow i think the ego slips in just when one is ready to leap forward or into the unknown.
      I will definitely be taking more notice of my whispers from now on. I was just amazed when I reread the words I had written and it was a week later before I really got it.
      Happy to have nudged your self-care angel into action. Thanks for the healing wishes ♡♡♡
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  1. says

    One of the themes that has been coming up in my intuitive prayer time is the need for rest and time for dreaming. We get so consumed in the action we take while we are awake – we forget that our soul and brain take action when we sleep – fueling not just our bodies but our creativity and peace as well.
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  2. Sam says

    Hi Suzie
    I see illness as the body giving itself permission to rest, if only we could give ourselves that time then we the body wouldn’t need to create a reason. One thing I do every morning at the end of my shower I take a moment to breathe in healing blue light and see it flooding my body, and imagine the water flowing over me with healing blue energy.
    Healing love to you x

  3. says

    I guess you could say this has been a long journey … but truth is long and short are relative … all depending on what our perspective is on each. ;)

    I’m hoping this finds you feeling better and learning how to let go and relax even more deeply …. Just think how much you will be able to teach us all! :D

    Biggest Hugs!
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  4. says

    I really appreciate that you have a medical doctor who prompted further meditation for you by asking, “I wonder what you did in a past life?” COOL!
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  5. says

    The phrase “radical self-care” is so powerful. This is calling to me as well. In the past I’ve had goals around exercise; now I have a stronger need for rest. I tend to resist that (which may be why the messages to myself are getting more intense…) Your story had me on the edge of my seat because I know the fear that pain can bring (fear that some other problem is reemerging, like your potential crushed verbetra). To be able to stop, ask questions, and listen to the message rather than just panicking is so important, but so hard! Hope the healing energy is working through you at this very minute. Sending back some of that loving energy from your hearts.

    • says

      Hi Judy
      Rest…. and more rest- i have finally got it that I really need to rest and sleep, watch movies and free the mind chatter. Especially as I got a bombshell yesterday when the Dr ordered tests for a heart murmur. I lost it and then woke up today seeing myself healed and realising the words I wrote above was my heart alerting me more rest was needed.
      I believe out of this clarity will come
      Thanks for the energy ♡♡♡
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  6. says

    Dear Suzie
    I think you are doing the right things by looking at the emotions and thoughts as well as the physical and natural treatments you need. I notice this link if my heart is unhappy I get pain inbetween my shoulders that I have to address with extra self care or massage but also looking at why my heart is sad and what I can do to take action to make positive changes. Love Jenny xxx
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  7. says

    Suzie, you set such a wonderful example for the rest of us as far as radical self-care is concerned. Your point about saying yes to yourself instead of no definitely struck a chord with me. Thank you.
    I hope you’re well on the mend by now and that you’ll be able to breathe freely soon. xxx
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  8. says

    Hi Suzie,

    I hope you’re continuing to make recovery. You certainly have shared some wonderful ways that we can all use to heal ourselves.

    I’ve personally had wonderful results with using visualisation as a way to help me feel better when I’m feeling less than resourceful.

    Thank you.
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  9. says

    Dearest Suzie – you are my hero(ine) your full spirited zest for life, even when it knocks you off kilter for a while truly warms my heart. I’ve gotta say, you rock kiddo. May you be filled with health and vitality from now on.

    Heapings of joy and love for you.
    Love Elle
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  10. says

    Sounds like just what the (holistic) doctor ordered; great self care tips and ones I’m sure will transform you back to health asap. I love your insight on saying ‘yes’ to you, so true.. we can tend to forget our own needs as we take care of ‘stuff’ resulting in that Angel coming-a-knocking to show us where we need to make some vital alterations, which you are heeding. Good on you, sending healing rays your way Suzie xo
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  11. says

    Timely post to reflect on before leaping full steam ahead into the new year.

    Watching sunrises and clouds, cat scratches and belly rubs, and sitting with a hot cup of tea are definite musts on my self-care list. The one to add for the new year is to turn off the technology much earlier in the evening.

    I suppose these are all variations of ‘stepping outside’ the daily rush to reset and reconnect.

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  12. says

    I just love your expression ‘Radical Self Care’ – it’s so very powerful.
    So glad you are listening to your heart whispers.
    The two most powerful things I hear from you just now are: slow down and rest.
    Everything else just falls into place when you honour these two things.
    Sending much love and light to your fragile heart lovely lady
    Heather xx
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  13. says

    Oh that self care angel speaks to us in so many forms doesn’t it?!

    For me I have soothing words for myself and meditation always creates a shift in vibration…

    Great post and our bodies do tell us so much about ourselves.


  14. Jean Sampson says

    Hi Suzie! Sounds like you are using this whole episode as a learning experience! Good for you! I do hope you feel better soon but meanwhile, as you are resting and wanting to laugh, please check out the old Carol Burnet shows that were on TV in the 60′s and 70′s I believe. You will laugh yourself WELL :)
    <3 love to you!

      • Jean Sampson says

        I hope you laugh and laugh at Carol Burnet, Tim Conway and Harvey Korman (there are several others but those are the main ones and they are hilarious! Let me know how you like them, And you know about the Bennie Hill episodes, don’t you? Also really funny. I LOVE to laugh and I always have, Suzie, so I understand! Love and healing to you! <3

  15. says

    Dearest Suzie,

    I hope you feel better soon! I love your willingness to be fully present to you feelings and look more deeply to see what might really be going on. I wish you the best with releasing whatever grief you are feeling, enjoying your radical self care, and healing completely.
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